Her Majesty The Queen - Office Closure 19th Sept 22


Following the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, the offices of Total Business Group will be closed on Monday 19th September 2022 as a mark of respect.We will open again on Tuesday 20th September 2022 at 8.45 amHER MAJESTY THE QUEEN1926-2022...


BREAKING NEWS - Toshiba launch NEW Range of Colour & Mono MFDs


Toshiba is soon to announce its new range of Mono and Colour MFDs, which are due to arrive in October 2022.Aesthetically very similar looking to the outgoing models but with the addition of new secure SSD drives, superior print quality, better media handling (now up to 300gsm through the paper drawers)  The range has also been extended up to 65ppmMore information to follow or view the product...


Carbon Offsetting: Debunking 6 Common Myths


Managing carbon emissions is a key issue for organisations who wish to mitigate climate change. Calculating, reducing and offsetting your carbon footprint is an effective way for companies to take responsibility for their own contribution to climate change. However, it is understandable that there are some key questions around the practice of carbon offsetting. Amid frequent accusations of greenwa...


Faye Hanks takes to the road


Faye who joined the TBG sales Academy program in mid-2021, has passed all of her initial training with flying colours, under the tutorage of UK Sales Manager Alan Rogers.  During this time Faye has received extensive training on all of the companies portfolio of Multifunctional Print, Copy, Scan devices from Toshiba, Develop, Ricoh and Xerox, and all the associated software solutions to enabl...


TBG are celebrating 30 years


From humble beginnings in Blaydon Business Park in 1992, Total Business Group is currently celebrating its 30th year in business. Now with 30 staff and a £3 million turnover, the company is firmly fixed as one of the longest established IT and Managed Print providers in the North East of England.  MD Rob Winter said 'It's been an honor and a privilege to be at the helm of this business for t...


Toshiba Launch 5 new A4 Colour Models


Toshiba TEC has launched a new range of high-quality A4 colour printing systems. The range includes four multifunction products (MFPs) – the e-STUDIO338CS, e-STUDIO388CS, e-STUDIO389CS and the e-STUDIO479CS, together with the single-function e-STUDIO388CP printer. Toshiba is confident that these new systems will satisfy even the most demanding requirements for quality colour output and syst...


New A3 printers from Toshiba raise the bar for performance and versatility


Toshiba have launched their most comprehensive range of high-performance colour and monochrome A3 multifunction printers (MFPs) to date. The new MFPs are exceptionally versatile and can be tailored to suit organisations’ individual print, scanning and document management needs. Efficient, secure and environmentally friendly, they provide ideal solutions for any organisation from small start-ups ...


NIS Directive - Security measures for DSP's


The Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive will be implemented into UK law on 9 May 2018 and requires Digital Service Providers (DSPs) to comply with specific security requirements and incident reporting obligations. The headlines from the Consultation Paper:No greater definition has been provided on who is a DSP. Digital Service Providers remain defined as operators of:Online marke...


TBG add XEROX to their Portfolio


Total Business has added the Xerox VersaLink C400DN network colour laser printer and the VersaLink C405DN network colour Multifunctional device to our A4 product portfolio.For some time we have been looking for an entry-level, small office home office (SOHO) device that has the benefit of a Monthly or Quarterly meter billing like the rest of our Copier Printer MFD range.  These A4 X...


TOSHIBA Eco Copier wins awards


Toshiba's Eco Hybrid MFP Wins BLI's "Winter 2018 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation" AwardJanuary 2018, Toshiba Tec today announced that Buyers Laboratory (BLI), part of Keypoint Intelligence, has selected the Toshiba e-STUDIO3508LP for the “Winter 2018 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation” award. This Hybrid MFP is a unique A3 multifunction system (MFP), which combines conventio...


TBG Complete Office & Canteen refurbishments


Following eight months of noise and disruptions, the refurbishment of upstairs in Albany House is finally complete....


St Oswald's Hospice Charity Raffle


Total Business Group are working in conjunction with St Oswald’s Hospice, a local charity, who provide specialist relief for adults children and young people in the North East of England. We have been a long serving supporter of the hospice and the staff within, who make it their duty to ensure people with life limiting conditions are given excellent care and support.   Instead of us ...


Toshiba Develops SSD Simulation and Analysis Platform for Design Optimisation


An innovative leader in the technology world, Toshiba have developed a solid-state drive design optimisation platform that is sure to improve the efficiency of all developers who are analysing SSD variations. For more information please follow this link


Ricoh acquire Ridgian and expand their UK footprint


Ricoh announced this week that they acquired the UK leading information management consultancy - an investment that represents Ricoh's long term vision to grow its core business, expand its services and further enhance the expertise it offers its and our clients. The acquisition will see Ridgian remain as a separate company controlled by Ricoh, but both companies will work together on the dev...


MICROSOFT Windows Server 2003 End-of-Support is on July 14, 2015


What does end of support mean for you and your business? After 15th July Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003:   - No Security Updates - No Patch Updates - No Bug Fixes - Increased potential for malware and phishing attacks   If you are still running Windows Server 2003, you need to take steps now to pla...


World's Most Ethical Company


For the 6th time!!! The Ethisphere once again has recognised Ricoh as the world's most ethical company for Information Technology Services If you are an environmentally conscious business or consumer then you need look no further than Ricoh, especially if you are driven by overall ethics and commitment to excellence in the field.


3.11 Earthquake, Tsunami, Atomic Meltdown and Photo Recovery


Everybody rmemebers the power of the 311 earthquake that caused absolute disaster when it struck off the coast of Sendai, Japan, in which a reported 15,891 deaths were recorded and many others were injured. The blast and tsunami were so disastrous that just under a million buildings were collapsed, half collapsed, or damaged. With that level of damage and with the serious number of families a...


Toshiba Choose Total Business Group as NE Partner.


Total Business Group are pleased to announce their partnership with Toshiba TEC UK Ltd to supply and Service The highly competitive and reliable Toshiba range of Copiers, Multifunctional devices, and printers throughout the NE of England.   Toshiba TEC UK is part of the globally operating Toshiba TEC Corporation. The majority shareholder of Toshiba TEC Corporation is Toshiba ...


Digitalisation is not just about saving money


If your office is not yet paperless the benefits are not only around saving precious space and money, but also about freeing up the time that it takes to search for a document. How many times have you needed to find a contract, file, customer information etc, and have had to spend time rooting through a mountain of paperwork? If you were to guess, how much time per year would be wasted in doi...


Ricoh releases the new Pro C7100


Ricoh have now launched the Pro C 7100 series of digital colour cut sheet presses. The release is fantastic news for small to medium sized graphic arts businesses, direct mailers, service bureaux, digital printers and centralised reprographics departments. The features of the 7100 line are designed to support print service providers who are looking to increase their current digital printing capaci...


Ricoh Customer Experience Centre only one of its kind in Europe


In a continued effort to stay ahead of the competition Ricoh have launched a Customer Experience Centre for production print clients and sign makers. As with anything that Ricoh does, you can expect greatness from this UK based centre in Telford. Read more about it here


Not 1, not 2, not 3, but SIXTEEN awards!


Buyers Lab LLP are an independent analyst who for the last 50 years have provided unbiased and reliable intelligence for the global digital imaging industry.BLI is the leading authority and provider of critical intelligence on the imaging industry, so whenever somebody needs impartial information on the leading brands there is only one place to go. Take a look at this glowing report and bear ...


Ricoh is one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the tenth year


Ricoh has made it into the top 100 sustainable companies for the tenth year in a row, making it the ONLY copier company in the world to do so. Next time you're in the market for a copier, choose Ricoh!


4th Consecutive Managed Print Services Winner


TBG are proud to exclusively promote Ricoh products, as they never fail to produce the highest quality products, services and solutions in the industry.  Follow this link to the Ricoh blog to learn more about the recent success....


Everybody loves a bit of nostalgia


1981 was the year that brought glamour and excitement to the world. People were thrilled to see and hear about the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. The first ever De Lorean DMC-12 was rolled off the production line in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland (seriously, if you needed to Google that please go and stand in the corner facing the wall). Most importantly, the U.S Government hired archaeolo...


Relocating your business? Read this first!


Have you ever thought about relocating your business? What would be the first question you need to ask? Where?  How much space can I afford? How much is it going to cost? Can I save money? These are all valid questions and it’s important to ask yourself these  before taking the plunge. One question that a surprising number of businesses fail to ask before signing up to a new location i...


TBG Toner Cartridge Recycling Programme


TBG like Ricoh have always been fully committed to protecting the environment and reducing business wastage, and as part of our Gold Accredited Partnership with Ricoh we are taking this responsibility to another level. We are inviting all of our customers to take part in our recycling programme, where will collect all of your used toners containers and cartridges completely Free of Charge, sort an...


Ricoh Launch new 8100 Series.


Ricoh are pleased to announce the launch of the new production print mono devices the Ricoh Pro 8100 Series.  The solutions at Ricoh are continually evolving and are designed to drive digital expectations into the next generation of production printing. The Pro 8100S series of mono production printers offer exceptional reliability along with outstanding image quality and paper handling. The n...


Total Business Group are now a GOLD Customer Service Certified Partner


In August 2013, Total Business Group became the first in the North East, and one of only a few main dealers in the UK to achieve the stringent Ricoh Gold Standard certification for delivery of excellence in customer service. As a customer, we know that you demand from your suppliers the very best in quality, service, support and value. The Ricoh certification programme is an assurance tha...


Ricoh Women's British Open 1st - 4th August 2013


Stacy Lewis has had a soft spot for St Andrews since the summer of 2008 when she claimed five points out of five in America’s victory over Great Britain & Ireland in the Curtis Cup over the Old Course. Her haul remains a record in that biennial contest but this afternoon she superseded even that spectacular achievement when she closed with a level par 72 on the same historic course to c...


Ricoh Sponsors Women's British Open Golf


The 2013 Ricoh Women’s British Open will be staged at the ‘Home of Golf’ – The Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland – for only the second time in the tournaments history this August 1-4. The championship is one of the golfing highlights of the sporting calendar and, in its 38th year, all involved in the event are excited to be back at one of the most prestigious venues on the planet. In ...


Total Business Group Launch New Website


We are very excited and pleased to announce the launch of our new website. You will see that there has been a complete overhaul of branding and will notice that there is a concurrent theme across the site, which you will also begin to notice in our communication, stationery and eventually our pool of vehicles and signage.  Before Christmas we sought out several marketing and web design compa...

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